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CM - Sage Creek Trestle

Photos 

Looking south

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in May 2014

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BH Photo #283310

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Massive steel trestle over Sage Creek on Central Montana Railway
Location
Fergus County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Central Montana Railway (CM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 1,698.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Sage Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.25525, -109.75696   (decimal degrees)
47°15'19" N, 109°45'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/594051/5234279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hoosac
Inventory number
BH 56173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2014: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • May 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Burlington Northern Railroad"
  • May 8, 2013: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Tall Bridges"
  • May 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location
  • May 5, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Central Montana Railway", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Chris Guenzler
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CM Sage Creek Trestle
Posted May 8, 2013, by Don Morrison

No problem, John;

It's sometimes hard to tell what's what from way up here in the satellite.

I don't see that the Indian Creek or Judith River trestles have been added yet, by the way.

CM Sage Creek Trestle
Posted May 7, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

I stand corrected. Serves me right for assuming that there was only one large trestle near a town I've never seen in a state I've never visited.

CM Sage Creek Trestle
Posted May 5, 2013, by Don Morrison

Hmm......

..... the Sage Creek trestle appears to be about 4 miles in a generally northerly direction up the tracks from the Indian Creek trestle, at 47.255524,-109.756765.

CMR Sage Creek Trestle
Posted May 5, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

According to topographical maps and also Google maps, the creek crossed is actually called Indian Creek; however, two different sources on railpictures.net list the bridge as the Sage Creek Trestle. Perhaps Sage Creek is another name used locally, or maybe the maps are wrong.